Borage oil is extracted from borage seeds and is rich in linoleic acid (Omega 6) with 36% in its composition, it also contains 22% of linoleic acid (Omega 3), 19% of oleic acid (Omega 9) and 10% of palmitic acid and numerous polyunsaturated fatty acids and enzymes that allow it to be a powerful cellular regenerator.
Its richness in gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) offers great anti-inflammatory properties whether it is applied to the skin or consumed orally. Borage oil is a product that should be part of any natural medicine cabinet.
Fish oil is a food of animal origin extremely rich in properties thanks to its high content of essential fatty acids such as Omega 3 and Omega 6.
Acne is a disease that affects the sebaceous glands found on the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders. These glands produce an oily substance called sebum. When the channel called a follicle becomes clogged, a pimple is created. It is not a serious health threat, but it can leave scars.
DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid is a complex molecule that contains the instructions an organism needs to develop, live and reproduce. These instructions are found inside each cell and are passed down from parent to child. DNA is composed of molecules called nucleotides. Each nucleotide contains a phosphate group, a sugar group and a nitrogen base. The four types of nitrogen bases are adenine (A), thymine (T), guanine (G) and cytosine (C). These bases are what determine the DNA instructions, or genetic code.
Agrimony is a plant that is used for medicinal purposes for health problems related to the digestive system and for some of the respiratory system such as tonsillitis, pharyngitis or laryngitis. (Source: Agrimony)
When referring to an experiment or clinical study, it is the process by which animal or human subjects are randomly assigned to different groups to compare different treatments or other interventions. This type of randomization gives each participant an equal chance of being assigned to any of the groups.
An allergy is a reaction of the immune system to something that most other people have no effect on. People who have allergies are usually sensitive to more than one thing. Substances that usually cause reactions are: Pollen, dust mites, mold spores, animal dander, various foods, insect bites and some medicines.
An analgesic is a medicine whose function is to soothe or eliminate pain. Be it headache, muscular, arthritic and other related pains.
Property to combat the effects of aging that have some products of nature or products that can be purchased in pharmacies, herbalists and other places.
An anticaking agent is a substance that reduces the tendency of food particles to adhere to each other.
A substance with properties that allow it to eliminate bacterial agents or not allow their growth or proliferation without causing damage to the organism. Drugs such as antibiotics or other chemical agents capable of combating these agents are the main antibacterials.
A substance secreted by lymphocytes in the blood to fight a virus or bacterial infection affecting the body.
Monoclonal antibodies (mAB) are identical antibodies because they are produced by a single type of immune system cell, i.e., all clones are derived from a single parent cell.
A substance whose function is to counteract the effects of a poison, toxin or chemical.
Set of techniques and products that deal with making the aging process healthy and delaying the changes derived from pathological aging.
A substance that, when introduced into the body, induces an immune response in the organism, causing the formation of antibodies.
An anti-inflammatory is a procedure or an active ingredient of a drug or natural product that combats inflammation caused by trauma and diseases such as rheumatism, arthritis, osteoarthritis and others.
An antioxidant is a molecule capable of slowing or preventing the oxidation of other molecules.
An antithrombotic is an element that prevents or hinders the formation of thrombi or clots, which are blood masses that appear in an artery, vein or capillary and that if they break off and circulate through arteries and capillaries can clog them, causing damage to the tissues affected by the irrigation of the blocked vessel.
Name given to the death of cells.
An arrhythmia is a disorder of the heart rate or heart rhythm. If it beats too fast it is called tachycardia and if the heartbeat is too slow it is called bradycardia. It can also be an irregular heartbeat. An arrhythmia may cause no harm or on the contrary be a sign of other heart problems becoming an immediate danger to your health.
The Asteraceae, also known as Compositae, have more than 23,000 species, making them the most biologically diverse group of angiosperm plants. The family is characterized by flowers arranged in a compound inflorescence called capitulum, which is surrounded by one or more rows of bracts (involucre). The name “asteraceae” derives from the genus type of the aster family, a term that in turn comes from the Greek meaning “star” and refers to the shape of the inflorescence. The marigold is part of this type of plant.
Property of some components that consists of producing dryness in the mucous membranes.
It is a bile pigment of yellow orange color that is created due to the degradation of the hemoglobin of the recycled red blood cells that takes place in the spleen. Subsequently bilirubin passes to the liver and these pigments are stored in the gallbladder forming part of the bile. Bile is then excreted into the duodenum where it helps digest fats to be incorporated into feces.
A drug used to treat various respiratory diseases, especially asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is inhaled and causes the bronchi and bronchioles to dilate, decreasing resistance in the airways and increasing airflow to the lungs.
Son depósitos duros que se forman dentro de la vesícula biliar de diversos tamaños. Hay de dos tipos: Cálculos compuestos de colesterol y cálculos compuestos de bilirrubina.
Calendula is a plant native to the Mediterranean. It has antioxidant, immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory and adjuvant properties in some cancers. It has been used topically for many years, in case of skin ulcers, infected wounds, diaper rash, eczema, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, acne and even periodontopathies and conjunctivitis. (Source: Calendula)
Cancer is the name given to a group of related diseases characterized by the fact that some of the body’s cells begin to divide without stopping and spread to surrounding tissues or other parts of the human body. In cancer, the orderly process of the life cycle of cells goes out of control, old or damaged cells survive when they should die, and new cells are formed when they are not needed and can divide without interruption and form masses called tumors.
Cancer that originates in the liver is known as primary liver cancer. It is more common for cancer that originated elsewhere in the body to spread to the liver. This is not liver cancer, but metastatic cancer from another organ. For example, cancer of the pancreas, colon, stomach, breast, lung, or other cancer that has spread to the liver is still named after the organ in which it originated. The types of liver cancer are Hepatocellular carcinoma (hepatocellular carcinoma, HCC), which represents 80% of the cases of primary liver cancer in adults. Cholangiocarcinoma, also called bile duct cancer, occurs between 10% and 20% of cases of primary liver cancer. Angiosarcoma occurs in only 1% of cases.
Infection caused by several varieties of candida (‘fungus’), especially candida albicans.
Carbohydrates are biomolecules made up of three fundamental elements: carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, the latter in a somewhat lower proportion. Their main function in the organism is to contribute to the storage and obtaining of immediate energy, especially to the brain and the nervous system.
Also popularly known as Cardoon, it is a very common plant in Europe that belongs to the Compositae family. Its seeds, roots and leaves are used for medicinal purposes. Its active ingredient is silymarin.
Cataracts is a condition that produces partial or total opacity of the crystalline lens. Light is scattered inside the eye and cannot focus on the retina, creating diffuse images. It is the most common cause of blindness treatable with surgery. There is scientific evidence that thiamine reduces the risk.
NK (natural killer) cells, also known as killer cells, are a type of lymphocyte belonging to the immune system. They originate in the bone marrow. They do not destroy pathogenic microorganisms directly, they are not phagocytic cells. The way in which they destroy other harmful or cancerous cells is through the attack to their plasma membrane causing diffusion of ions and water to the interior of the cell increasing its internal volume up to a point of rupture in which lysis occurs.
Biological process by which a tissue repairs its wounds through a series of biochemical reactions that are genetically programmed. The process is usually divided into three distinct phases inflammatory, proliferative, and remodeling.
Cirrhosis is an interstitial inflammation of the liver. It is a chronic and irreversible disease that creates fibrosis and nodules between liver cells, which causes changes in the structure of the liver and in its functions, since blood circulation is blocked. If cirrhosis is very advanced, it can lead to liver failure or liver cancer.
Las citocinas son un grupo de proteínas y glucoproteínas producidas por diversos tipos celulares que actúan fundamentalmente como reguladores de las respuestas inmunitaria e inflamatoria. Asimismo, intervienen como factores de crecimiento de distintas células, entre las cuales y de forma destacada, las células hematopoyéticas
Cytokines are a group of proteins and glycoproteins produced by various cell types that act primarily as regulators of immune and inflammatory responses. They also act as growth factors for various cells, including, most notably, hematopoietic cells.
Cytotoxicity is the quality of being toxic to cells. Examples of toxic agents are a chemical substance or an immune cell.
A coenzyme is a small organic molecule that binds to an enzyme (a protein that helps chemical reactions occur faster) and is essential for its activity. Most coenzymes are derived from vitamins and each type of coenzyme has a specific biochemical function. Coenzyme Q10 is a nutrient that has been described as a substance with vitamin-like properties, in fact, it is referred to by nutrition experts as vitamin 10. Co-Enzyme or Coenzyme Q10, or simply “Q10”, is also called Ubidecarenone, is present in all living beings and is a nutrient necessary to nourish the cells and obtain energy and according to the latest studies, Q10 is essential in cellular metabolism, as it helps convert food into energy. It is one of the most important liposoluble antioxidants – which dissolves in fat – with great cardioprotective properties, in addition to boosting the immune system.
When we talk about fighting stress we are referring to all those physical techniques, relaxation exercises and eating habits that help the body to overcome the tensions produced by stress.
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, a mucous membrane that covers the surface of the eye. This inflammation makes the blood vessels more visible, which gives the eye a pink or reddish color. It is one of the most common eye conditions in both children and adults.
A part of the cardiac cycle consisting of contraction of the heart to expel blood from the heart.
A type of hormones called steroids, which are produced in the adrenal glands, are called corticosteroids or corticosteroids. Their synthetic or semi-synthetic forms are used for their anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effect in the treatment of different pathologies: respiratory, ophthalmologic, respiratory, rheumatic diseases, etc., as well as in organ transplantation to avoid rejection.
Set of elements of the organism that protects us from the elements and threats that can cause damage. It includes both the immune system and barriers such as the skin and mucous membranes.
A supplement that has regenerating and detoxifying qualities for the liver. It exerts a protective effect, helps all its functions to be carried out in the correct way and avoids the deterioration of the liver that occurs in a normal or provoked way.
Diaper rash is common in infants between 4 to 15 months of age. It can begin to be noticed when they start taking solid foods and can also occur in elderly diaper wearers. Diaper rash is a skin irritation caused by infection with a yeast (fungus) called candida that grows best in warm, moist places, such as inside a diaper.
Watery, loose stools are called diarrhea. We can say that someone has diarrhea if he or she passes loose stools three or more times in one day. If it is acute, the most common diarrhea lasts a short time, one or two days, and goes away on its own. Diarrhea that lasts more than a few days may be a sign of a more serious problem. (Source: Diarrhea on Medline)
Also called indigestion refers to discomfort and/or pain that occurs in the upper abdomen. Symptoms are pain, bloating, heartburn or nausea, generally speaking discomfort in that area. It is called dyspepsia when these symptoms occur in the absence of any cause or disease that may explain them.
A degenerative disease in which the muscles of the body become weak and gradually cease to function. There are more than 30 different types of muscular dystrophy. Some begin to manifest themselves in young people and in other cases appear in adulthood.
Also known as eczema or dermatitis. It refers to several different types of skin swelling. Most types cause dry, itchy skin and rashes on the face, inside of the elbows and behind the knees, and on the hands and feet. Scratching the skin may redden it, increasing swelling and itching. It is not contagious. The cause is unknown. It is likely caused by genetic and environmental factors. The most common type of eczema is called atopic dermatitis. It is most common in infants and children, but can also affect adults. (Source: Eczema on Medline)
Hepatic encephalopathy is a neuropsychiatric abnormality caused by toxicity to the brain and secondary nervous system due to hepatic failure and/or porto-systemic blood shunting (from exposure of the brain to high concentrations of toxic substances). It may be chronic or acute in onset and in some cases is reversible.
The immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake. Autoimmune diseases can affect many parts of the body. The causes are not known and they tend to run in families. There are more than 80 types of these diseases and some have similar symptoms.
Wilson’s disease or hepatolenticular degeneration is an autosomal recessive inherited disease, with an incidence of about 1/50,000. It is characterized by the accumulation of copper in the tissues, by neurological symptoms (difficulty in coordination, tremors), also cataract and liver disease (cirrhosis, liver failure).
INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE
It is a group of diseases that affect the digestive tract and cause inflammatory processes in some of its parts (from the mouth to the anus) in a chronic way. Among these diseases are Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease.
A group of pathologies that affect the heart.
Las enfermedades cardiovasculares son un conjunto de trastornos del corazón y de los vasos sanguíneos. Se clasifican en hipertensión arterial, cardiopatía coronaria, enfermedad cerebrovascular, enfermedad vascular , periférica, insuficiencia cardíaca, cardiopatía reumática, cardiopatía congénita, miocardiopatías.
These are diseases that produce a continuous process of cellular degeneration that leads to a worsening of the function or structure of the affected tissues or organs with the passage of time. They may be due to a pathology, to normal processes of wear and tear of the body, to toxic habits or as a consequence of an unhealthy lifestyle. They are almost always chronic.
Existe una relación entre la edad de un individuo y la capacidad de dividirse de sus células. Este fenómeno se identificó en los años 1960 y se denomina -límite de Hayflick- en relación a su descubridor. Cuando el tamaño de los telómeros llega a un nivel mínimo, se producen mecanismos que conducen a la muerte celular. Por eso se relaciona el tamaño de los mismos con el proceso de envejecimiento celular.
The skin changes as it ages. It manifests itself in wrinkles, age spots and dryness. The skin also becomes thinner and loses fat, becoming less soft and smooth. It may also take longer for lesions to heal. Sunlight is a major cause of skin aging. Cigarette smoking also contributes to wrinkles. Wrinkles increase with the number of cigarettes and the number of years a person smokes.
Vegetable with very healthy properties, rich in fiber and tannins.
Medical term for fatty liver. If it is not caused by alcohol consumption, it is called non-alcoholic hepatic steatosis (NASH). (Source: see Fatty Liver)
It is the result of an excess of oxygen free radicals in the human body.
The process by which certain white blood cells ingest and destroy harmful substances that enter the body.
Flavonoids are pigments that are present in vegetables. They offer protection to the organism from damage caused by oxidizing elements or substances such as environmental pollution, ultraviolet rays and other highly harmful substances found in food.
Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the stomach and intestine that usually causes sudden onset symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea, occasionally producing fever. The cause is usually an infection or eating spoiled food. It is usually frequent in children. The intensity and severity of this pathology depends on the agent that has caused it.
Influenza is a respiratory infection caused by a virus that is usually transmitted through the air and enters the body through the nose or mouth. Between five and 20 percent of people in a Western society have the flu every year. It can be serious and even fatal in at-risk populations such as the elderly, newborns and people with chronic diseases and low defenses.
Set of solid or liquid wastes that are the final product of the digestion process and are expelled through the rectum. They are also called excrement or fecal matter.
Hemochromatosis is an inherited disease that affects iron metabolism, causing an excessive and incorrect accumulation of this metal in the body’s organs and systems. It generates free radicals, which cause the organic damage present in the disease.
Anatomically, hemorrhoids are plexuses, cushions or pads of submucosal tissue containing the venules and arterioles of the anal canal. We all have hemorrhoids but they are only pathological when the blood flow in this area of blood vessels is interrupted.
Hepatitis B is an infectious disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus. It can cause an acute or chronic inflammatory process that can lead to cirrhosis (loss of liver architecture due to scarring and the appearance of regeneration nodules) of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure, fatigue, fever, jaundice and even death.
Hepatitis C is an infectious disease that primarily affects the liver and is caused by the hepatitis C virus. Acute infection is usually asymptomatic, but chronic infection can lead to liver damage and eventually cirrhosis. In some cases, patients with cirrhosis also develop liver failure, liver cancer and potentially fatal esophageal varices.
A product or component that protects the liver and liver function.
The name by which fatty liver is also known.
The fatty liver is a generally benign pathology that has – sometimes – clear symptoms and a treatment to follow to reduce the fat in the liver.
It is a disease consisting of a dysfunction of the immune system by which there is a low concentration of all immunoglobulins (antibodies) in the blood which causes immunodeficiency.
It is a stomach problem that produces a sensation of discomfort or burning in the upper abdomen. It may also produce heartburn or belching and a bloated feeling. You may also feel nausea and even vomiting. It is usually the result of eating too much or too fast, eating fatty foods or eating in times of stress. Smoking, drinking too much alcohol, taking certain medications, excessive fatigue and continuous stress can also cause indigestion. (Source: Indigestion on Medline)
A substance that modifies (increases or decreases) the capacity of the immune system.
Insufficient response of the immune system to the aggression produced by antigens.
Low level of the body’s defenses due to drugs that weaken the immune system, such as chemotherapy administered to treat cancer.
Glycoproteins that act as antibodies. They can be found circulating in blood, in secretions or bound to the surface of the membranes of B lymphocytes. Immunoglobulins are produced in response to the detection of foreign molecules in our body.
Hepatic insufficiency or liver failure is the inability of the liver to carry out its synthetic and metabolic function, as part of normal physiology. There are two types: acute and chronic.
It is the hormone produced by the pancreas, which is responsible for regulating the amount of glucose in the blood. This name is also given to the substance that has the same properties as this hormone and is obtained by artificial chemical synthesis to be used in the treatment of diabetes.
CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA
Known by the acronym CLL, it is a cancer of a type of white blood cell called lymphocytes. CLL causes an increase in a certain type of white blood cell called B lymphocytes, or B cells, affects the lymph nodes or other organs such as the liver or spleen, and can cause the bone marrow to lose its function.
Lipids are a group of organic molecules (mostly biomolecules), which are mainly made up of carbon and hydrogen and to a lesser extent oxygen. It is not correct to call them fats. Fats are only one type of lipid. Lipids have various functions in living organisms, including energy reserve (such as triglycerides), structural (such as phospholipids in bilayers) and regulatory (such as steroid hormones).
A symptom that is usually a precursor to vomiting. Usually accompanied by discomfort such as dizziness, sweating, headache or fever. It can also cause stomach pain or stomach and intestinal spasms. They are popularly called ascites or upset stomach.
A type of virus responsible for 50% of gastroenteritis outbreaks due to food poisoning in the United States. It can affect people of any age and is spread by consumption of contaminated food, sewage or human-to-human contact. Symptoms of infection usually include nausea, vomiting, watery diarrhea and abdominal pain.
A chemical element or compound necessary for the metabolism of the cells of living organisms.
They are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are considered essential for the functioning of the organism and must be incorporated to the diet through food or food supplements, when these do not provide them in sufficient quantity. Some fatty acids can be synthesized by the organism itself and are not essential in the diet.
Oncohematology is the part of Hematology that studies the oncological processes that affect or start in the organs responsible for blood formation and also in the lymph nodes.
The white nettle is a perennial herbaceous plant very important for pharmacological studies and with both chemical and medical applications. (Source: What is White Nettle)
An external biological agent that lodges in an organism and damages its anatomy in some way, through disease and visible or non-visible effects.
Abbreviation for Peripheral blood lymphocytes. These are lymphocytes that circulate in the blood, rather than those located in organs such as the spleen or lymph nodes.) They include T cells, NK cells and B cells.
Periodontopathies without periodontal diseases comprising a set of circumstances that affect any organ of the periodontium, ie it is an inflammatory process of the gums that causes damage to the tissues of the teeth.
It is the oxidative degradation of lipids. It is the process by which free radicals capture electrons from lipids in cell membranes. This process is initiated by a free radical chain reaction mechanism.
It is a polysaccharide obtained from Calendula Officinalis L.(Asteraceae) by a new extraction process. In recent years, PF2 has been used in cancer patients, demonstrating that it has a therapeutic effect.
A medicinal plant is a biological resource that has medicinal effects thanks to its active principles. It can be used completely and in other cases only some part, flowers, fruit, stem, etc. From the selected part, extracts are obtained that are used for the treatment of some disease. Medicinal plants are also known as herbal remedies or traditional medicine. The Traditional Medicines based on Plants (MTP), are medicinal plants authorized by the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Health Products. They have received this authorization because they ensure: quality, efficacy, safety, correct identification and adequate information.
Biomolecules formed by the union of a large number of monosaccharides. They are found among the carbohydrates, and have various functions, especially as energy and structural reserves. They can also intervene in the immune system as in the case of PF2.
Proteins are biomolecules formed by linear chains of amino acids. Proteins play a fundamental role in life and are the most versatile and diverse biomolecules. They are essential for the growth of the organism and perform an enormous number of different functions (Source: Proteins in Wikipedia).
Free radicals are species with one or more highly unstable unpaired electrons that cause them to react with other molecules generating new free radicals.
A very common and contagious infection caused by germs that can be acquired through the airborne route or by touching surfaces where the germs are and then touching mucous membranes. Symptoms begin 2-3 days after infection and last from 2 to 15 days. There is no cure, only symptom relief.
Resveratrol is an antioxidant found in several plants and especially in the skin of red grapes, currants, blackberries and peanuts. Scientific studies show that it may be one of the most effective substances from plant extracts for improving health. It is mainly extracted from red wine.
It is a type of virus that causes gastroenteritis and produces symptoms such as severe diarrhea, vomiting, fever and dehydration that can last between 3 and 8 days. It is very common in children under five years of age who usually catch it from other children and adults in winter and spring.
Process of progressive and slow aging of tissues and organs. Senescence is physiological and programmed. It affects all the organs, all the cells of the human body that begin to age causing a deterioration of the activities of the organism and its vital functions that eventually leads to death.
Another of the components of milk thistle
One of the components of milk thistle
Silymarin is one of the components of milk thistle, a plant with important benefits for liver health. (Source: Silymarin)
Wernicke’s encephalopathy and Korsakoff’s syndrome are different pathologies that often occur together. Both are caused by brain damage due to vitamin B1 deficiency. This deficiency may be due to alcoholism and in people who do not absorb food properly. It can also occur in chronic diseases or after surgery for obesity. No or moderate alcohol intake and good nutrition reduce the risk of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. If a heavy drinker does not stop drinking, thiamine supplementation and eating a healthy diet can reduce the risk of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, but it does not totally eliminate the risk.
Symptom is a phenomenon that reveals the existence of a disease. The patient explains it subjectively when he/she perceives something abnormal in his/her organism or state of health.
A set of biological structures and processes within an organism that form the body’s natural defense against infection. Through a series of steps, the body fights and destroys invading infectious organisms before they cause harm. When the immune system is functioning properly, it protects us from disease-causing infections.
Dietary supplements are nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and amino acids that are not usually consumed in sufficient quantity in the diet. This name is also given to certain herbs, extracts and concentrates or combinations of these. They are usually taken in the form of pills, capsules, tablets, powder or liquids. It is important to note that they are not products intended to replace a complete meal but to supplement the diet. They are also known as food supplements.
Tannins are a natural chemical substance found in wine, being more abundant in red wines than in white wines. They have healing, antioxidant, antibacterial properties and serve as antidotes. They also reduce cholesterol.
Enzyme responsible for protecting our chromosomes, and is also of great importance in aging and cancer.
Ends of cell chromosomes that give structural stability to chromosomes in eukaryotic cells, cell division and the lifespan of cell lines. Their shortening is related to the aging process.
Any substance or activity that improves the functioning of the circulatory system and heart.
In this case, it follows definitive treatment of the primary disease when the risk of subclinical metastatic disease is high.
In medicine, adjuvant treatment is the treatment that helps to solve the problem or disease in a supplementary way to the main action.
Initial chemotherapy to reduce the size of the primary tumor and make local treatment less harmful or more effective.)
A triglyceride is the union of three fatty acids to a molecule of glycerin (or glycerol) and they are the most efficient way for the organism to store energy: that is, in the form of fat. However, for fat to be formed as an energy store it is necessary to transport triglycerides through the blood, a value that is measured in blood tests.
The cutaneous ulcer, also called dermal ulcer, is a skin lesion that leads to a loss of the epidermis (superficial wound), which is a part of the dermis, and can even affect the hypodermis (deep involvement).
A vaccine is any preparation intended to generate immunity against a disease by stimulating the production of antibodies.
Son las pequeñas cavidades del citoplasma de una célula o en el tejido de un organismo, delimitadas por membranas y llenas de aire o de líquido, que desempeñan diversas funciones. En el caso del hígado graso se llenan de grasa.
Varicose veins, also known technically as peripheral venous insufficiency, are dilatations of the veins that, for various reasons, do not correctly perform their function of carrying blood back to the heart and, therefore, blood accumulates in them, causing them to dilate and become tortuous.
A factor that causes an increase in the diameter of the blood vessels, mainly due to dilation of the small arteries and arterioles. Vasodilatation may be produced by an artificial chemical substance or included in food, as a result of an increase in skin and muscle temperature, as a consequence of ineffective respiration. The most common application of vasodilators is to reduce blood pressure in people with hypertension and to treat conditions of poor circulation.
Vitamins are substances that the body needs for growth and development, each serving an important function in the body. Thirteen vitamins are needed. They are vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate or folic acid). Most are obtained from the food you eat. The body can also produce vitamins D and K. Vitamin B12 is only present in animal by-products, so those who practice a vegetarian diet need to take a supplement to absorb this type of medicine.